Mona Jarrahi Receives Elizabeth Caroline Crosby Research Award

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Mona Jarrahi, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded an Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Award to support her research in terahertz technology.

The Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Awards were created to support the participation and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering at the University of Michigan, and was established with NSF funding. The Crosby Awards are sponsored by the U-M ADVANCE Program.

Prof. Jararahi's research group focuses on the development of novel high-performance terahertz sources, detectors, reconfigurable meta-films, spectrometers, and imaging systems that leverage photonic, plasmonic, and MEMS concepts. Applications for the developed terahertz device technologies include medical imaging, stand-off chemical detection, biological analysis and atmospheric studies.

Her work on "Ultrafast Optical-Pump Terahertz-Probe Measurements at the Nanoscale" was featured in a Special Issue of Optics & Photonics News Magazine called "Optics in 2011." This special issue of Optics & Photonics News Magazine highlights the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged in 2011.

In research conducted with Prof. Tal Carmon, she uses whispering-gallery ultraviolet light emitters to build a compact ultraviolet light source with low power consumption. This particular research could improve information storage, microscopy, and chemical analysis. [U-M press release and additional info].

Prof. Jarrahi directs the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory. She has taught the undergraduate courses Electromagnetics II and Principles of Optics, and the graduate level course, Terahertz Technology and Applications. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and a DARPA Young Faculty Award.

Additional Information

A smarter way to make ultraviolet light beams (11/29/11)
NSF logo Mona Jarrahi Receives CAREER Award for her work on Next Generation Photomixer-Based Terahertz Sources (2/18/11)
DARPA logo Prof. Mona Jarrahi Awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award (4/24/10)


February 28, 2012
Catharine June
EECS/ECE Communications Coordinator or 734-936-2965

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